Who doesn’t love September? It marks the beginning of fall, my husband’s favorite season. The transition to cooler weather paired with falling leaves always makes for a romantic setting. Not to mention, September reminds us that the holidays are fast approaching. In my case, that means it’s time to save up so I can buy presents for the grandkids. That’s pretty hard to do considering that between now and Christmas, about half the family members have birthdays.
But you’re not here about that, are you? Let’s get to the point. We are now two-thirds of the way through the year. It’s a good time to take stock of what we have accomplished and what we have left on our ominous goals list for the year. For us, this year we have made huge progress in growing our business and expanding our relationships with customers. We have battled the loss of clients due to COVID cutbacks, but we have also felt the strength of maintaining our core staff which is no small feat considering the job market. We have implemented new cost-saving techniques and used the extra time to further train employees. We have made it through another moveout season, cleaning lots of homes, preparing for new tenants. We have weathered the COVID storm thus far, improving our services to clients. And we have all remained healthy!
All of this means we are a stronger, more dedicated company, ready to serve you. It is a good time to take inventory of your house, office, or business. It is time to prepare for the winter months that will certainly come after the fall. Our grandmothers knew what they were doing when they dug in and deep cleaned the corners. That kind of cleaning helps prevent the spread of disease and depression. When you are stuck indoors and the days are shorter, having a clean environment will lift your mood. Clutter can affect our anxiety levels, sleep, and ability to focus. It can also make us less productive, triggering coping and avoidance strategies that make us more likely to snack on junk and watch TV shows (including ones about other people decluttering their lives). https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinical/what-does-clutter-do-to-your-brain and-body
Whether it is at home or the office, don’t let an untidy environment stifle your creativity. We can help you sort it all out. Instead, shuffle through those leaves that will be falling soon, go to the football game and root for your favorite team. Enjoy that cup of coffee on the deck while listening to the myriad of songs written about September. But don’t be sad about summer ending. Be excited about what is yet to come. Make this September “a time to remember.”